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  FOX    Mornings on 2    News  Series/Special.  (CC)  

    September 29, 2010
    7:00 - 9:00am PDT  

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the different personalities that came through in the first debate between gubernatorial candidates jerry brown and meg whitman. a judge has cancelled tomorrow night's execution at san quentin. but this legal battle is not over yet. a manhunt is underway for a
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suspected rapist. and fema has made its decision. we'll tell you why the san bruno pipeline disaster victims will not be getting aid. "mornings on 2" begins right now. well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, september 29th. it was a war of words for the first debate. jerry brown and meg whitman let us see their different viewpoints as they clashed on issues. claudine wong has more on last night's spirited debate. >> reporter: both candidates are claiming victory. both candidates went on the attack. both candidates tried to convince voters that they can handle this job. now, this debate at uc davis was the first of three debates.
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there's another one right around the corner. you can bet this is being picked apart. california certainly facing a lot of controversial issues from immigration to the death penalty to the budget crisis. all of that was on the table yesterday. whitman apologized for forgetting to vote in the past election, saying no one is more embarrassed than her. she did not apologize for putting $119 million of her own money in this campaign. >> the labor unions and jerry brown have been joined at the hip for 40 years. my view is putting jerry brown in charge of putting jerry brown -- of the unions is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> reporter: people we spoke with say whitman appeared to be stiff and brown is more
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relaxed, cracks more jokes. but he did try to prove to voters last night. he's not just a career politician, that he can still be revent at the age of 72 and more than four decades in government. >> i've been in the kitchen. i can take the heat. i have the know-how, the spine, the intelligence, the wisdom and at my age, to do what's right. >> reporter: we talked to some people. most have already said they've made up their minds. one in five are still undecided. there are two more debates scheduled. the next one is in fresno on saturday. we've been gauging the debate and we'll tell you what some people are saying about possible memorable moments. we'll have that for you coming up later on "mornings on 2." claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. it is 7:03. we just got a phone call from
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tmz.com alerting us to a news conference this morning where the website says a former housekeeper for meg whitman will make "controversial and explosive allegations about her former employer." the housekeeper is represented by gloria allred, tmz says. the news conference is at 11:00 this morning. you can follow all of the latest election news and get extended excerpts at the website. there will be an 11th-hour appeal after a federal judge blocked the execution of condemned killer, albert greenwood brown. the execution was scheduled for last night. but last night the judge cancelled the execution saying he needed more time to determine if california's new lethal procedures amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
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the judge's decision came 27 hours after the 9th circuit court of appeals got involved in the case. >> the 9th circuit court of appeals is concerned there's enough time for this. >> brown has been sentenced to die for raping and strangling a 15-year-old girl in riverside 30 years ago. it would be came's first execution in almost five years. 7:05. san francisco police are looking for a man in connection with rape and robbery. police say 27-year-old damir shalakd is on patrol and should be considered dangerous. he has a tattoo right under his right eye. this happened at the potrero hill housing development. police think he may be using
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public transportation to get around. we're planning to get an update on this man from police at 7:0. in oakland, a police search is underway for a second suspect after a man was shot outside highland hospital. the shooting happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. yesterday on east 33rd street near the highland hospital entrance. the victim was critically wounded. one suspect has already been arrested but police are still looking for a second gunman. this morning we talked to one patient who says he does not think the hospital has enough security and he does not feel safe. >> they let anybody come in. it's a county hospital. they don't really got the right staff. >> ktvu has been told that yesterday's violence is connected to an earlier shooting at macarthur boulevard, where two people were wounded. 7:06. well, the federal government said no, they rejected california's request for disaster aid for the san bruno
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pipeline explosion victims. fema has determined the massive recovery effort has not overwhelmed state and local agencies. that requirement is necessary in order to qualify for federal aid. so that decision means california loses out on millions of dollars in disaster relief money to cover the costs of that disaster. the governor plans to fight fema's decision. in the meantime, the disastrous pipeline explosion and fire claimed another life. doctors at uc san francisco removed jimmy nranco from life support. he was critically injured when the pipeline exploded 200 feet from his house. he's now the eighth person to die as a result of the disaster three weeks ago. in just about an hour, a large group will protest about the state's overdue budget.
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they are gathering in fremont. these are live pictures here. a program could be at risk if a budget isn't reached. today the center will be closed as the march happens along fremont. that will be -- we'll have a live report shortly. the giants are in a tight race for the nationally league, two games up with five games to go. the team's dynamic pricing, they adjust the prices several times a week depending upon how often the tickets are in demand. lately, the demand has been high. prices for a ticket this friday, when the giants play
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the padres, tickets will now cost $21 if there are any tickets available. we would like to hear what you think. you can send your tweets to @ktvu. >> so two games up, five games to play. >> yeah. >> it will be very interesting. >> i know sal's busy getting everybody where they need to go to this morning but i know you will be in the official sal seat at the stadium. >> i certainly will be. last night i was watching two games on television -- actually, for a second i was watching three games on television. there you go. all right. good morning, everything. go, giants. livermore commute, westbound 580, traffic is busy coming on the altamont pass. we had an earlier crash at leweling. things are just a little bit busier than they normally would be getting into san francisco. they made short work of it. they cleared it quickly.
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traffic is a little slow. it doesn't appear to be too much heavier than normal. that traffic is going to be a little bit slow as well coming up to the valley. i'm looking here to see if we have any crashes that i don't know about yet. no, not yet but we're still looking. 7:0. here's steve. >> i was watching three games. >> yeah. >> there you go. we do have fog on coast and some of it coming in. you can see it by the golden gate. very shallow but it's there. the forecasted high, i'm going 72 in san francisco. after yesterday's 92. spot on, spot on, very tricky in this pattern. the -- a lot of the higher clouds are coming up from southern california. the north bay will be sunny to mostly sunny. the south bay will be mostly
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cloudy. what's going on on our computer show the that clouds continue to stream up. there is a little low up near san diego. ocean beach in san francisco right now, this is by golden gate park. 52. mission delores is 60. financial district is 65. south of market 166. in the -- 66. in the city alone, have you that -- you have that much of a spread. the higher clouds will kind of thin out and thicken up. but they are there. they do add some humidity to the mix. very emphasis 0 for the fog. not as hot as yesterday. it's 56 in san francisco. we'll go for 72 officially by the -- as the high.
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i think the sea breeze really starts to come in. the napa forecast, 56, 80. we'll go to 92. officially san francisco's all over the map as you saw, but it's 67 in san jose. oakland, berkeley, livermore, concord, it's 64. 51 ukiah. 82 already in palm springs. there's that little system. but they are tropical soy the humidity goes up. coastal fog. it will be sunny, partly sunny inland but muggy with 90s. 60s, 70s. we will have an increase on the fog on thursday. and the high clouds stream forward to give us a mostly cloudy day on thursday. and temperatures cool down for all by friday and the weekend. tori and dave. all right. on heightened alert, european security officials say a terror attack to make an attack is still a threat. we'll learn where the threat
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originated in a live report from washington, d.c. and the main sticking point for the budget and we'll tell you why the big five have not -- are not meeting.
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>> reporter: a plan was in the works okayed by osama bin laden to launch mumbai-style attacks. this is video from the 2008 terror attacks in mumbai, india. ten terrorists launched commando-style raids on several sites, killing more than 165 people. now, this morning u.s. homeland security, janet napolitano, made clear that authorities are working to thwart similar strikes. >> we don't want to imperil anybody who is a source of intelligence, the many sources of intelligence that we have. but i will say that we're working constantly to make sure the american people are safe and that includes plots against so-called soft targets. >> reporter: the revelations may be linked yesterday to the evacuation of the eiffel tower because of the second bomb scare there in two weeks. the suspect who was arrested in custody, the german terrorist suspect, is reportedly linked
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to a pakistani-based al qaeda group that's been the target of at least 20 u.s. drone strikes this month. reporting live from washington, d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:16. well, book signing events for former president jimmy carter have been cancelled. this after doctors in cleveland recommended that he stay in the hospital for more observation. mr. carter works is 85, was rushed to the hospital yesterday after developing stomach pains during a flight to cleveland. a hospital spokesperson says he is looking forward to resuming hi schedule soon. today is the 91st day without a state budget and negotiators say there are still several sticking points to reaching a deal. governor schwarzenegger and the legislative leaders cancelled their meeting yesterday, still unresolved issues include a business tax break being pushed
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by republicans, pension reform and school funding. governor schwarzenegger met a legislative deadline to sign 21 new bills into law. one bill allows state prisons to release severely ill inmates on parole. other bills signed by the governor include one to make it illegal for motorcycle owners to remove emission control devices to make their bikes louder and the other for the importation of kangaroo body parts to make apparel. a san jose woman has been arrested for the seventh time in three months accused of vandalizing cars. her name is nancy chi ni. she was arrested and since
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she's been arrested before she's being held in $2 billion bail. authorities say ni has vandal identified a dozen cars -- vandalized a dozen cars in alameda. there was a gas leak that happened around 2:15 in the afternoon at seaview parkway near bay farm elementary school. alameda fire officials say at&t contractors accidentally ruptured a high-pressure gasline. residents received automated phone calls telling them to shelter in place. but the pg&e advised people at least in 12 houses to evacuate for good. the gas leak was capped. luckily, no one was hurt. 7:19. the santa clara valley water district is lifting its mandatory water conservation.
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it's asking customers to maintain their usage. the district says local reservoirs are currently above the 20-year average because of the heavy rains. district board members warn there could be a return to mandatory conservation if there is not enough rain in the coming season. more mosquitoes and a bird in the east bay have tested positive for west nile virus. contra costa vector control experts say the latest infected mosquitoes were found in a trap near lone tree way and deer valley road in antioch. the dead bird was discovered near jordan lane in oakly. they are conducting more informations and applying insecticide in the area. they have played for mosquitoes in eastern parts of the county several times this year. officials are warning residents that mosquitoes thrive in standing water.
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>> well, a soft drink company was made a decision and now dozens of bay area workers have to go out and get a job. also coming up -- >> oh, my god. i don't note who to say right -- i don't know what to say right now. >> find out what this tv host was feeling so sick about and what she said on live television that she wanted to take back. good morning, westbound bay bridge toll plaza crowded.
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research funding likely violates federal law. a three-paneled judge says it will move quickly to make a decision. an east bay store will be expanding. the antioch city council approved a design review for adding a grocery store for the walmart on lone tree way. several members of the city council said ey did not necessarily support the expansion but they could not block it. walmart has been trying to a grocery store, deli and bakery to that area for six years. opponents say the expansion will hurt other businesses and add to traffic and crime in their city. the 7-up bottling plant in vallejo will shut down in less than three weeks. the facility, which open the 60 years ago -- opened 60 years ago, will shut down. workers will lose their jobs. the company will transfer half of those employees to other
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locations. those who are not transferred will be given severance pay. it's one of those yikes moments and it's causing a lot of buzz on twitter. the host of the top model tv show exactly announced the wrong winner on live tv and then took it back. >> i don't know what to say. this is a complete accident. i'm so sorry. it's amanda. i'm so sorry. >> look at their faces. now, the stunned actual winner, that's the one in the red dress. she will actually get $25,000 and appear in a new levis ad and get $25,000 cash prize. the show's producers, as you can imagine, pretty embarrassed. they don't feel too good. they also awarded the runner-up a $25,000 prize -- >> well, that's the least they
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could do. they are both beautiful women. >> yeah, beautiful and how awkward. >> yes. let's check in with sal castanedo and see what's happening on the roads. >> i've never had had an awkward moment on tv. >> i wasn't gonna say anything. [ laughter ] >> right, right. okay. good morning, everybody. let's go out and take a look at the commute. if you remember some of my awkward moments, please drop me a tweet. remind me how foolish i've been. thank you. let's go out and take a look at the toll plaza. our pile driver is back in the middle of that toll plaza picture. let's move along and take a look at 880. that traffic looks pretty good. this morning if you are driving in the south bay, already slow on 237. here is steve. it looks like the sea breeze is trying to crank itself up. we'll have more sun towards the north bay. let's get there right now. you can see what's going on.
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some of those higher clouds starting to stream up. 70s, 80s and 90s on your temperatures. 67 in san jose. mid-60s, oakland, berkeley, livermore, concord. 54 santa rosa/napa, under mostly clear skies. the city is anywhere from 52 to 56 degrees on the temperature, he just dae pending upon where you are -- depending upon where you are. fog is right there on the coast. it's very shallow. 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s today. tomorrow, partly sunny, mostly cloudy and then we'll have cooler weather as the fog starts to fly in towards the end of the week. tori and dave? >> all right. thank you, steve. we just spoke with police about their search for a suspected rapist. up next we'll have new
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information about the attacker and the message from officers to anyone riding mass transit today. >> reporter: in fremont this morning, child care advocates gather for a march and rally. why they are shutting down their development center even though they say child development is their main goal. details -- next when the morning news continues. ah, focus group. so what are we testing here?
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that's our new pastrami grilled sandwich. oh, great. hey, are they happy we got rid of the rye bread? totally. they love our grilled artisan bread. they say it's the perfect compliment to the classic hot pastrami, melting cheese, deli mustard and pickles. awesome. hey, um what are we testing in that room? oh! nothing we were just hazin' the intern.
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it is 7:30. we have new information about a rape in san francisco and the search for the suspect. ktvu's jade hernandez just spoke with police minutes ago. jade joins us now live. what were you able to find out? >> well, we were able to find out that this man stole $1,000 from his victim and may still be here in san francisco. he has a very distinctive tattoo. the letters "sf" tattooed under his right eye. he's considered very dangerous. he may be using public transportation because he doesn't have a car to get around here in the city. i want you to take a look at his picture. this is his picture this morning. the man police are looking for also has tattoos on his neck. his name is damir. he's 5'8" 170 pounds with brown hair. he last seen walking around without a shirt and jeans. he's on parole from santa rosa. police are searching for this
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25-year-old because he's being tied to a brutal rape, robbery and beating yesterday. his family member who he's saying with heard the victim scream and found her. >> he's dangerous. it was a brutal attack and sexual assault. the victim, 45 years old. really doesn't know the person. >> reporter: the suspect has about not been arrested and is being considered dangerous. if you do see him, police are urging you to call 911. and to stay away from him. they believe he may be using drugs. reporting live in front of headquarters, back to you. >> thank you. a large budget protest is about to start in just about a half hour from right now and this one could affect your commute. ktvu's kraig debro is in fremont where protesters are already gathering and getting ready to take to the streets.
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good morning,. >> reporter: good morning. about an hour ago there was just a handful of people. take a look at the people in the parking lot right now. this looks like a protest that's about to get underway. i was just told they were to start at 8:00 and get on a b.a.r.t. train. the center's locations, 41 of them, are closing today, without the budget agreement, the agreement that the center needs to stay open. >> we're considering this an emergency and we're doing this for one day hoping this is not the norm for our families. >> reporter: that's why the center says it's worth the time 57 energy to intentionally shut down for a day, closure for a day.
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hopes to pressure the legislature and governor to agree on a budget. they've not received one singing check from the state. that's $120,000 a day. it's not just the staff, parents and their children are getting ready to make a statement, too. parents we spoke with say they just got into the program after a long search. >> very frustrating. in order to get in, we had had to be on a really long waiting list and once we get in, he just started two months ago and it's like the center might be closed for a while until the budget is signed. it's kind of frustrating because we just got in and now we have to wait again. >> reporter: it's not just this center, everybody other child care is going lien. in the past, child development has been spared but kadango says this revised budgettened a
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the banks are very leerily because there's no guarantee the center will survive long enough to pay back the money. they will had leave from here around 8:00. march down fremont boulevard. because of the large gathering this could be a potential problem so we'll keep an eye on that for you, too. back to you. >> thank you. the two candidates for governor of california clashed repeatedly during their first debate. democrat jerry brown and republican meg whitman faced off last night at uc davis. one thing both debts agreed on is the need for a public
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employee public form to balance the budget. >> i want to take the retirement age from 55 to 65. i want to increase vesting periods. i want to make sure that those employees contribute to their employee retirement funds in a greater way than today. the new people will have to come in like a 401(k) style. >> whitman says brown will not be able to take the hardline with the union because they have contributed heavily to his campaign. >> this is a little like the kettle calling the pot back.
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i would get you the majority would get an immediate tax rate from her key economic plan which is to eliminate the california capital gains tax. >> the candidates next face off this saturday in fresno. the two candidates in the senate race. democratic senator barbara boxer is running for reelecti against republican challenge carly fiorina. the two candidates will had take part in a debate. if you are a smoker in contra costa county, you may not be able to light up in your house. county supervisors passed a tough, new law, one that takes place january 1st. it applies to contra costa county. the smoking ban includes not only tobacco but medical
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marijuana smoking as well. it will be illegal to smoke on patios and balconies. 7:38. california's budget crisis has led to a bombshell for uc berkeley's sports program. cal has eliminated baseball, men's and women's gymnastics and women's la crosse. the rugby team will become a varsity clubhouse which will not receive backing from the university. the drastic changes begin at the end of the school year. >> very painful decisions.
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as i said to the students earlier today deciding which programs was the most difficult part of the plan. >> the cal bears football team is not affected. the cuts are the university's latest response to california's worst financial crisis in decades but on a positive note, any student act heat give -- athlete given a scholarship will still receive that. >> okay. let's go to sal. i know you covered cal sports yesterday. i know you have strong feelings. >> yes. >> i think there were a lot of sad reactions on campus. we'll keep following the story. there is also a link to the story at ktvu.com. it's right there on the front page. you can read more about this and see the video from yesterday. that's at ktvu.com. let's take a look at what we have westbound bay bridge. the traffic is backed up --
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there was an earlier crash often the bridge. i just have to laugh. this little plane here, every morning about this time -- they are driving a pile there. that's what they are doing. let's take a look at northbound 101 approaching the 80 split in san francisco. that traffic is moderately heavy. this morning's commute on southbound 880. you see all of that slow traffic due to an earlier crash heading down to fremont. in the south bay, we have slow traffic on 280 for the most part, 280 is the worst freeway but 101 is also slow approaching 880 and 85. one, long line of traffic from 87 pretty much all the way into cupertino. 7:40. let's go to steve. good morning. we could have a big difference in temperatures from the coast to inland, maybe 35 degrees. some areas on the coast will droll about 20. this is a very challenging forecast by the coast. the head line will hadden some fog but it will be muggy to hot
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inlane. not as hot. there will be some high clouds. mostly cloudy, partly cloudy, sun clouds, low and high clouds and then the humidity factor goes up. cooler each day so as we start heading towards friday and also the weekend. tomorrow we could cloud it up for the santa clara valley and maybe some high-based thundershower activity. probably out to the sierra and san joaquin valley. temperatures in the city, about a half hour old -- the temperatures yesterday in san francisco went from 65 to 92. for today, 70s by the coast, 80s around the bay, 90s inland t will still be sunny, hot, muggy. this is a -- probably hardest forecast all is forecasting the
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official high in the city. i went 72. yesterday we went 92. it came in 92 which absolutely floored me. that's a hard location to forecast. i think the sea breeze is there along with also some of that fog. it will had take the temperature down a good 15 to 20 degrees. napa, mostly sunny. we'll go 92 after yesterday's 99. 40s up in the mountains. big difference. 70s, 80s down in southern california. a lot of the mostly cloudy skies down there. the fog is -- is regrouping. it's on its way over the next few days. it will had still be too hot for some of you inland. 90s for many. by the coast, 60s, 70s, 80s. tomorrow looks like a partly sunny, mostly cloudy day. cooler friday and then we take that into the weekend. thank you, steve. we'll talk with oakland's police chief live next about his first year on the job and
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the one type of crime that has spiked in the city. and why there's concern that bristol palin may have broken the law during a stop in anchorage, alaska.
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gold is staying at record highs right now. currently the dow is currently down 48 at 10,809.
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the nasdaq is down 11 and s&p is down 5. it is 7:45. this morning, president obama will be in des moines, iowa for another backyard discussion with voters. the president is trying to rally democrats to vote in the upcoming november elections. yesterday, he spoke at a rally at the university of wisconsin. the president will wrap up a four-state tour this afternoon with a meeting with voters in richmond, virginia. a new field poll shows that in california, a heavily dam state, voters give president obama higher marks than voters nationwide. the field poll shows 53% of likely california voters think the president is doing a good job compared with 45% of all u.s. voters. still, about the same number said the nation is heading in the wrong direction. 7:46. it's almost one year since anthony batts came oakland's new police chief. so how is the city doing and
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how has the department changed? chief batts is in the studio with us. thanks for being here. >> aappreciate you allowing me to come. it will be a year the end of the -- of october. >> i was with you when you took over in long beach and now you are here. it's been an eventful year, a lot of things have happened. as you size it up, just as a capsule, how would you size up a year in oakland. >> i think oakland is kind of interesting. where i came from there's ebbs and flows. oakland is on all of the time. i think we've improved as an organization. crime is down, the murder rate is down 22%. we had two major crowd control incident, one that took up the freeways, the other end at the end of the johannes mehserle trial. we did an excellent job. we captured some high-profile
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criminals here. wewe should be seen as a professional organization. >> i was looking over the crime report. there's one area that spiked. residential burglaries. how do you account for that? >> well, i did a poor job of messaging that we were shifting workload from officers coming out to locations to officers -- to being able -- to citizens being able to go on computers. it was poor messaging for a very smart thing to do. low crime has gone up. we're concentrating on improvesing that. >> there were stories like the one yesterday, when the 6-year- old was shot, sleeping in her
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bed. what are your comments on that? >> one of the reasons i came here, was the impact of people. there was a girl i read about shaniese davis, she was laying in her bed and shot. i'm outraged by this. we will track down the perpetrators. but we're trying to move the family so they are in -- moved into safety. i think the number of shootings and the violent crime in our city has reduced. >> i know we don't have a whole lot of time. i know your hope is that some of the officers who have been laid off, would you like to bring them back. you are trying to work on a number of things. have you a lot to do, a lot on your plate, but still you made time to be here with us and to help celebrate your first year as police chief in oakland.
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i thank you for being here. >> okay, sir. >> oakland police chief, anthony batts in our studio live. let's go back to tori. alameda county authorities are are trying to find the person who shot and killed this bear. he dumped its body on the sidewalk in san leandro. employees at terrace meat market called 911 sunday evening to report the bear. bears don't live anywhere near san leandro, so it must have been killed elsewhere, it's reported. >> we do have some information that it was a large white truck, where large, hispanic males quickly took the bear out and took off. the state of alaska is investigating whether bristol palin broke any laws by going into a bar. she was at the bar lost friday to watch her "-- last friday to
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watch her" dancing with the stars "partner perform. she could avoid trouble if the establishment is classified as a restaurant and she was there only to eat. an earthquake warning on twitter has some people shaking in their boots. we'll explain. and sitting a sour note. find out why the cable car operators decided not to participate in the annual bell ringing contest.
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eleven people are still missing following that land slide in oaxaca, mexico, following that landslide. many homes and roads were badly damaged. that landslide followed days of heavy rain and even more rain is in the forecast.
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7:53. nine months after a disastrous earthquake, haiti still has not received $1 billion pledged by the u.s. the money remains tied up in washington's beua crow kracy. more -- bureaucracy. deaths in port-au-prince are still growing because of the lack of food and shelter. haiti is also waiting for $8 billion promised by other nations. the government of sonoma has declared a date of remember -- a day of remembrance. a memorial will be held tonight here at the best western lighthouse in pacifica to remember the victims. last year's powerful earthquake triggered giant waves that flooded entire villages and killed 30 people in american samoa. people were also killed in sa mona and tonga. i guess you can't read everything you -- can't believe
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everything you read on twitter. there's a quake hoax on twitter. it hopped up monday night. it's been retweeted. the usgs has responded with a tweet of its own, reminding everyone no one can predict earthquakes. well, there was something missing at the annual san francisco cable car bell ringing contest. the official bell ringers. yes. some others took part but not the cable car operators, they designed -- declined. apparently the union is not happy with the working conditions. it's 7:55. we want to check in once again, with sal castanedo keeping a close eye on the commute this wednesday morning. it's pretty busy everywhere
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now. >> we're getting to the heart of the commute. westbound 24, relatively -- it's moderately heavy. it's not all of that bad. as a matter of fact, we have a look at the commute. most of the time -- what am i trying to say, it's normal for this time. i should have just said that. westbound bay bridge backed up for about a 20-minute delay. we had an earlier crash on the upper deck. that's been removed. traffic is still busy. 208 is a mess right through downtown. very slow all the way up into the cupertino area. 85 as well and 101. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. mostly sunny. a little bit of high cloudiness. there will be more so. some fog is on the coast but very shallow but is starting to snake its way down. many coastal locations will drop 20 degrees. i will say more clouds north
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bay. peninsula, east bay, kind of a mixed bag. so 70s, 80s and 90s. >> coastal fog is on the increase. it's only going to impact the coast today, maybe a few bayside locations, so 50s, 70s there. 8 oh, 90s inland -- 80s, 90s, inland. it looks like we are back where we should be temperaturewise over the weekend. any moment now, dozens of people will begin a protest that could break up the morning commute on a major thoroughfare. a former housekeeper with meg whitman will hold a news conference later this morning. that housekeeper has tired a
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[ no audio ] >> reporter: there are dozens of people out here, staff members with the child development center. they have 41 locations throughout the bay area. you've got parents of the children that go to the centers here and they will be leaving here in just a moment. people here at the complex are gonna be rallying for the nonprofit. but there are other locations across the state. the agreement that the center needs to stay open is a budget agreement between the governor and legislature. right now that's been going on for more than 90 days. that's a record. each day the budget impasse is in effect, that's money that the center doesn't get to keep the kids in the center. since the start of the fiscal year, july 1st, they've not received any checks from the state. it's not just the staff and parents that are out here. their children are getting ready to make a statement as well. >> it's very important. there's really nothing else we can take our kids to.
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he's 4 years old, if it weren't for this center he wouldn't be learning -- i can only teach him so much but i'm not a professional. >> the center has a lot of people working and -- >> bilingual. >> yes, bilingual, teaching two languages at the same time. >> reporter: now, the children are here, they serve children from infancy, especially if they have school, they said they are gonna shut down the center today because they felt it was worse not having the kids in the center like they normally would on any day. they realize that's very important but they also realize if they don't do this today, there may not be a center to go to in the future. it's not just this center. every other center is going lean in the state. that's 700 centers and employing 30,000 people. without these centers in place, you are talking about alternatives that parents would have to make, maybe one quits
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their job, stays home with the kids. maybe the kids don't go to a center. and then there's 30,000 people who would have to find other jocks. in the past, childhood development centers have been spared acts. they've put child care in the crosshairs of the budget acts because of the $19 billion budget hole. what they are doing to stay open is getting lines of credits from bank and relying on reserves. they say if they don't get the budget agreement signed by november 15th and they have no more money coming in, they are facing a temporary shutdown. they will be head thing to -- heading to downtown oakland. the march should be getting underway any time now. reporting live in fremont, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> kraig, i'm gonna take it from here. just to talk about the traffic
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angle which would be a brutal one if you are near mowry avenue. a lot of people use mowry avenue to get to the fremont bart station. today, we recommend you use stevenson east of 880, head east on stevenson and make a left on paseo padre and you can get to the b.a.r.t. station that way. if you want to take city streets you can use central and get tout to fremont boulevard and make a left on mowry, get to the b.a.r.t. station that way. just a reminder that if these people are walking on mowry avenue, it will cause a mess. it might even cause a mess on some of the other streets. we'll be following it for you. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. voters will go to the polls in less than five weeks. as last night's spirited tv debate proved they have two
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very different candidates to choose from. claudine wong has more on the first debate. >> reporter: good morning, tori. yes. does anyone really win a debate? did anyone really win last night? that's what we've been asking voters here in san francisco. people we are talking to say there wasn't a clear winner. they do think it solidifies positions. if you went in favoring one candidate or another, you probably came out the same way, certainly jerry brown and meg whitman are two different candidates. most people we talked to this morning, seemed aagree the debate was polite and contentious. after four decades in government, he's done this before. meg whitman was criticized for being a bit stiff. but she's a newcomer to the political scene. this is a new arena for her. people we talked to said they got pretty much what they
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expected. >> i think everybody has their predispositions. i think -- there are definitely people who seem to come out ahead. i thought jerry brown came out ahead and such. >> i think people have so much emotion that nobody is going to change anybody's mind. >> ebay, for example, didn't have -- >> reporter: there were some memorable moments. whitman putting brown in negotiations with theians is like putting dracula in charge of the blood bank. brown himself promising voters his desire to go home from his wife will keep him from closing down bars in sacramento like he said he did the last time he was governor. more memorable moments could be coming because there are more debates around the corner. the next one is set for this saturday in fresno. back to you. >> thank you, claudine. we got an e-mail from tmz.com alerting us to a news conference with a former
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housekeeper from meg whitman who will had make "controversial and explosive allegations about her former employer." we've also heard from pete wilson and he tells tmz he's unaware of any claim by whitman's former housekeeper but the timing is highly suspect. tmz says the housekeeper is represented by gloria allred and the news conference will be held at 11:00 this morning. you can follow all of the news and get more information under the election 2010 tab. today, there will be an 11th hour appeal after a federal judge blocked the execution of condemned killer albert greenwood brown. the execution was scheduled to take place tomorrow night at san quentin's new death chamber but last night the judge cancelled brown's scheduled execution saying he needs new time to see if the procedures
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amount to cruel and unusual punishment. the judge's decision came 2 hours after the circuit court of appeals stepped in. >> what the 9th circuit was clearly concerned about was it if there was enough time to conduct a meaningful review. >> later on today, the governor's office will ask a federal appeals court to lift the stay and allow the execution to take place. brown has been sentenced to die for raping and strainingle -- strangling a 15-year-old girl 30 years ago. it is 8:08. the san francisco giants' success on the field is leading to ticket price increases that are jumping00% -- 300%. the giants are in a very tight race with the national league west. two games -- lately, as you can imagine, demand is very high
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for the tickets. at the beginning of the season the cheapest tickets were selling for $5 each on the first of the month, they were going for $6. but prices for the series against the padres this friday, it will cost you $22, if there's any tickets available. there's mixed reaction to the pricing on twitter. one person said "why go to a giants game and spend $20 when you can buy ten as tickets for the same price?" >> well, the as are not in the playoffs. >> interesting. >> yeah. let's go right back to sal. he's focused on our commute. that's right. it's pretty busy. the game is tonight. and there is another game. it will be games all week at
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at&t park. let's go outside and take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza westbound. it is backed up. wife's had a couple of incident -- we've had a couple of incidents on the bridge. it's about a 25 to 30-minute delay. also this morning we're looking at the commute on 880 northbound. it's getting busy kind of, heading up north toward the downtown oakland area with very heavy traffic. 880 really hasn't been that great. >> this morning's commute is going to be okay on southbound 880. a lot of slow traffic through hayward, union city and fremont. i want to ad, i'm just getting word of a motorcycle crash on the bay bridge. i think what we're gonna do is try to turn the camera around and see it for you next time. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we do have fog on the coast. it's very, very shallow. for enlander yays it will be mostly cloudy, punish. the headline is some fog but
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still hot and muggy for a few. upper 90s and the humidity goes up a little bit. that will be inland. the humidity goes up on the coast. but temperatures will be cooler. cooler each day, especially as we start heading into the weekend. tomorrow, there's a possibility of mostly cloudy skies. the system will send in higher clouds, more so the south bay. temperatures in san francisco, outer -- hold on. ocean beach at 52. outer richmond is at 55. marina district, 57. mission delores, 62. financial district, 66. around twin peaks, 70. depending upon where you are, either on the cool side or it's really mild or warm. but it does look like more fog is regrouping and a little bit of a sea breeze is starting to show itself. mostly cloudy mostly sunny
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inland. muggy, hot. we'll go 72 in san francisco, officially for the high. so cool to warm. a mixed bag of some sun and clouds. i'm really covering myself. napa, fair and hot, mostly sunny, the higher clouds are not up there. high, 92 after yesterday's 99. we do have 80s already in southern california. 70s on the coast. 50, 60s 0l and 70s from ukiah, sacramento to fresno. right there is the low, sitting there. it will just sit here for about two days off point con accept she juneian -- point concepcion. 60s, 70s by the beaches. 70s, 80s now around the bay and then 90s to upper 90s inland. again the humidity is up due to the higher clouds. there will be an increase to the higher clouds and then fog on thursday. we carry it to a much cooler
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weekend. 8:12. intelligence agents say they've stopped a horrifying terror plot and it involved targets in three european countries. and fema made a decision. we'll tell you why the pipeline disaster victims in san bruno won't be getting federal disaster aid. s are, we gist talked to police about the san jose woman accused of vandalizing luxury cars.
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welcome back. 8:15. intelligence officials say they blocked a commando-style terror plot that targeted sites in britain, france and germany. alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom with the details on how this plot was figured out. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning to you, dave. the attack planned revealed by a german terror suspect who is in u.s. custody is reportedly so big, that osama bin laden signed off on it. the suspect is talking and he is saying that european cities where the -- were the target of the plan that islamic extremists want to do this again. this is video of the 2008 terror attacks in mumbai, india. ten terrorists launched commando-style raids on several sites killing more than 165 peoplele -- people. the suspect revealed an attack is staged. >> this appears to be a big
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deal plot against targets in the united kingdom, france, germany, all orchestrated by al qaeda and pakistan, receiving the personal signoff of osama bin laden. >> reporter: the revelations may be linked to yesterday's evacuation of the eiffel tower because of the second bomb square there in two weeks. now, the suspect is reportedly part of a pakistani-based al qaeda group that's been the target of at least 20 u.s. drone strikes this month. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> okay. thank you. 8:17. well, book-signing events for jimmy carter have now been cancelled. it happened this morning after doctors in cleveland recommended that he stay in the hospital for more observation. mr. carter is 85 years old. he was rushed to the hospital yesterday after developing stomach pains during a flight to cleveland. the hospital spokeswoman says carter feels normal and says
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he's looking forward to resuming his schedule soon. the federal government has rejected california's request for disaster aid for the san bruno pipeline explosion victims. fema has determined the massive recovery effort has not overwhelmed state and local agencies. that requirement is necessary in order to qualify for federal aid. the decision means california loses out on millions of millions of dollars in disaster relief money to cover the costs of the calamity. the governor plans to fight fema's decision. the disastrous pipeline explosion and fire has claimed another life. doctors at uc san francisco removed james franco from life support monday morning. the 58-year-old san bruno man was critically injured when the pipeline exploded just 200 feet from his home. he's the eighth person to die as a result of the disaster three weeks ago. 8:18. this is the 91st day without a
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state budget. governor schwarzenegger and the legislative leaders cancelled their meeting yesterday. still unresolved issues include a business tax break that republicans are pushing, pension reform and school funding. even while the budget impasse continue, the governor met a deadline to sign 21 new bills into law. one bill allows state prisons to release severely ill inmates on medical parole. the governor says right now, california wastes millions of dollars guarding physically incapacitated inmates who are in comas or similar conditions who pose no threat to public safety. other bills signed by the governor to make it illegal for motorcycle owners to remove the emission control devices to make their bikes lauder. another bill that allows the importation of kangaroo body parts i would are used to make
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soccer shoes and other apparel. the governor vetoed 18 bills. a san jose woman has been arrested in the -- for the seventh time for vandalizing cars. she was arrested in the parking lot of the valley fair mall. she's been in trouble before. she's being held in lieu of $2 million bail. we talked to police a few moments ago about what they believe she did to the cars. >> i don't know the exact item that was used. however, i do understand that it was a sharp metal-type october that was used to -- object that was used to vandalize. i believe she was scratching vehicles. >> authorities say she's vandalized a dozen cars in santa clara county and alameda county. no word on a motive at this time. 8:20. there is a bay area county that's lifting mandatory water restrictions but that good news comes with a very important
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warning. and the big mistake one tv host made on live tv. the word she said she wanted to take back. good morning. northbound 101 slow traffic we'll also tell you a problem in fremont how it's affecting the drive from the b.a.r.t. station.
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the santa clara valley wather district is lifting its mandatory water conservation. it's asking customers to maintain water use on a voluntary basis. the district says the local reservoirs are above the 20- year average because of the heavy rains earlier this year. district board members washed there could be a return to mandatory conservation if there's not enough rain in the coming season. an east bay store that's part of the world's largest retailer will be expanding. the antioch city council approved plans to adding a grocery store to the walmart store on lone tree way. several city council medicals say they didn't necessarily support the expansion but they didn't block it. for six years, walmart has been trying to add a grocery store, a deli and a bakery to that location. critics say the expansion will hurt other local businesses. that would also add to -- local businesses, that would also add
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to crime in the city. the 7-11 facility will close and 90 employees will lose their jobs. the company will transfer the employees to other locations. those who don't move to other locations will be given some help in finding new jobs as well as severance pay. talk about a cringe-worthy moment. it's causing a lot of buzz on twitter this morning after the host of australia's top model tv show accidentally announced the wrong winner on live tv and then took it back. >> i don't know what to say. this is -- it's a complete accident. it's amanda. i'm so sorry. >> the stunned actual winner, the youngly day in the red dress, will be getting $25,000 to appear in a levis add and $25,000 in cash prize. the show's producers felt so
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badly about the mixup, they also awarded the runner-up with a $25,000 prize. >> that's a tough one. >> yeah. they should just be cohenners cohen -- should be cohenners. sal, how are the bridges looking? >> we had had a crash on the incline section -- i got a tweet from my friend and he wanted to know why they keep the lights on because they want to give emergency crews more room to work. let's go to steve. hold on, sal. >> i was looking at my tweets. [ laughter ] i had had one from willie who said they are all watching me from the flames
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restaurant. that's a little puff of a northeast -- a little picking up there. some higher clouds, a ban came in. they -- a band came in. it's mostly sunny but the humidity factor is up today and the fog is there by the coast. it's really struggling but it's there. low and high clouds. mostly sunny, 70s, 8 oh, 90s -- 80s, 90s. 70 at san jose. 57 santa rosa/napa. 67 livermore/concord. 55 ukiah, 0 to 84 palm springs and then 54 eureka. the source of the clouds coming up from the south associated with a weak low. you can see it spinning there. that does bear watching for tomorrow. not so much today. it gives us a few high clouds. some coastal fog very shallow. sunny to mostly sunny, maybe partly cloudy toward the santa clara valley and 90 still.
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80s, 70s, a 60s, closer to the west. tomorrow, the fog will be back. the sea breeze will kick in. partly sunny, mostly cloudy. everybody cools down as we go into the weekend. there's some new developments in that brazen shooting that happened near oakland's highland hospital. we just got an update from the police. we will tell you how the search for the suspect has expanded. >> reporter: i'm jade hernandez. san francisco police are looking for this man this morning. they say he's dangerous and may be ride be public transportation, we have all of the details. "mornings on 2" will be right back.
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>> reporter: police want to you take a good look at this man's picture. this is 25-year-old damir shalako. he's 5'8" brown hair. he was seen without a shirt wearing jeans. he has a tattoo under his eye with the letters "sf." he's considered dangerous. police believe he might be using drugs and getting along -- around the city using public transportation. he's tied to a brutal rape,
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robbery and beating at noon in a potrero hills housing development. the suspect's family member who he is citying with -- staying with -- >> this was a brutal attack. >> reporter: the suspect has not been arrested and is still on the loose. if you see him call 911 and stay away from the man. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:32. we just learned new information from oakland police about a shooting outside highland hospital. police now say they are looking for three more suspects. the shooting happened shortly after 5:00 p.m. yesterday on east 31st street near the highland hospital entrance. the victim, a 22-year-old man was critically wounded. police have arrested one suspect now identified as 19-
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year-old malvin bell of oakland. he's been booked into jail on assault with a deadly weapon charges. again, now police say three suspects are on the loose, not one, as first thought. this morning we talked to one patient who says he does not think the hospital has enough security. >> they let anybody come in. it's a county hospital. they don't really got the right staff. >> ktvu news has been told that yesterday's violence is connected to an earlier shooting at 89th avenue and macarthur boulevard where two people were would wounded. in the meantime, oakland police chief anthony bats says he's outraged by a shooting that injured a 6-year-old girl while she slept in her home. leslie ramirez underwent surgery yesterday to remove a bullet that went through her arm and into her chest. chief batts paid the girl a special visit and dropped off a teddy bear. family members believe leslie's older brother was the target of the intended attack.
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$5,000 reward is being offered in this case. a large group of daycare workers, parents and students set off on a march in fremont protesting the state's overdue budget. right now they are making their way to the fremont b.a.r.t. station. the group works for kadango childhood development centers which could be at risk if a budget agreement is not reached by moisture 15th. today, the centers will be closed while the workers, parents and students march along mission boulevard in from mont. that will be followed by a noontime rally in oakland. kraig debro is with them tracking them along. he will have a live report newspaper. very soon if you are a smoker in contra costa county, you may not be able to light up even if your own -- in your own house. county supervisors passed a tough, new anti-smoking law that takes effect july 1st. it applies to new housing in
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unincorporated parts of contra costa county. this includes marijuana smoking as well. it will be illegal to smoke on patios and bal row coy -- balconies. the board of supervisors passed the measure i would would affect big retailers like safeway and costco. walgreens unsuccessfully challenged the law in 2008, arguing that the exemption for larger stores made the bill unconstitutional. california's budget crisis has led to a been shell for uc -- bombshell for uc berkeley's sports program. because of budget cats, cal has eliminated baseball, men's and women's gymnastics and women's la crosse. the drastic changes will begin at the end of the school year.
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>> these were all very painful decisions. as i said to the students earlier today, deciding which programs was the most difficult part of the plan. >> i want to point out the cal bears football team is not affected. these cut the are the university's latest response to california's worse financial crisis in decades. >> all right. it is 8:36. we want to check in with sal, see how things are going including at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> it's pretty slow. we had an earlier crash on the upper deck of the bay bridge. they just cleared it moments ago. i'm pleasantly surprised at how quickly the traffic, considering we had an accident, has recovered. this kind of looks normal for this time. they got out there quickly. the injuries were not severe and they really did a good job getting it out of the way. let's move along to the second
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worse commute. 280. it's a mess getting into the valley from downtown. also slow traffic 101 heading north. southbound 280 is very slow. you can see heading down to highway 92. 101 is slow. across the bay, 880 is just a joke heading from fremont. traffic is going to be busy heading down to milpitas. here's steve. >> good morning. good morning. mostly sunny but fog is definitely starting to come back by the coast. that's about it. maybe a little bit over the bay. machine but some higher clouds are coming up from southern california and they will be on the increase more likely tomorrow. but south bay more in line than the north bay. high clouds throwing in a little bit of the moisture so the humidity goes up today even though it will be mostly sunny. you can see the sources a little bit just came up from baja. that's spinning off san francisco and l.a. for us it will be he -- occasionally you will see higher clouds. the temperatures are just crazy. they are nutty in the city.
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ocean beach. these are about an hour ago. marina district was 57. mission delores, 52. about three readings, twin peaks, 70 degrees. the sea breeze is showing signs of cranking up later. low and high clouds. 80s around the bay and then 90s inland. we'll go 72 for a high in the city. you gotta throw me a mulligan because it depends upon where you are in the city. if you are by merced, san francisco state, it will be much cooler. if you are over by the china basin, it will had been warmer. now, for the napa forecast, they were 99 yesterday. we'll go 92 today. fair, hot, mostly sunny. there might be a high cloud later on but overall, they will still be hot. temperatures in the 50 the, 60s and 70s. san jose is at 70. 84 palm springs. 72 l.a. and 73 san francisco. ukiah is at 55.
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these higher clouds are be with us because the low is not going anywhere. for the south bay, santa clara valley, the next couple of days could get some interesting cloud cover. today, mostly sunny. but coastal fog will clear things down by the beaches. 60s, 70s. 80s by the bay. low, mid and upper 90s. but the high is moving. as it does, that will allow things to cool down. oral tomorrow, partly sunny, and then the fog comes back for a cooling trend over the weekend. kids are the focus of a state budget protest that's happening right now. hundreds of people are taking part in this. let's go right now live to kraig debro. he's in the middle of this with the protesters. kraig? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, dave. we drove ahead of them. now we're at mission. ere's probably about 200 people here, staff members with kandanga, a -- as well as young
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people who are clients at the center. they are watching to the -- to the b.a.r.t. station. they are out here because the legislature has not been able to reach an agreement on the budget. they are angry because they need the agreement in order for the child care centers to get money. right now that's costing kadango $120 a day. it's not just kadango, there are child care centers all over the date. they employ 30,000 people. kadango has been surviving on lines of credits from banks and lines of reserve and they can only last until the 15th of november before they have to think about a shutdown. >> we consider this an emergency. so we're doing this for one
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day. >> christina adams, a worker at the facility, is addressing the issue of why are you taking kids out of school to show that you need the money to keep them in school. she says if they don't do it now, they -- he there may not be a child care center in the future. right now, the marchers -- we're at the end of the marchers. off in the distance, now that we say that, there is a whole group of marchers there. you have another, i would say 100 people down there. this promises to be a long day for these people. they are gonna march to the b.a.r.t. station and take a b.a.r.t. train to downtown oakland where they will hold a rally in front of the station. back to you. explosive new allegations could soon take center stage in the race for governor. we'll hear more about the charges that meg whitman could
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it is 8:446789 let's bring you up to date -- 8:4. let's bring you up to date on some of the top stories. we're learning that a german terrorist suspect in u.s. custody reportedly told the authorities about several big attacks planned in european cities. a judge has canle -- cancelled tomorrow night's scheduled execution of albert greenwood brown. the judge says he needs more time to determine if california's new lethal injection procedures amount to cruel and unusual punishment. the governor plans to appeal and ticket prices for the san francisco giants are going through the roof. san francisco appears to be headed to the playoffs and this year, the team has a new supply and demand pricing system. 8:45. there is a new report from tmz.com that in just a couple of hours, a former housekeeper
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for meg whitman will be making explosive allegations against whitman. this on the heels of the first debate between whitman and jerry brown. carla marinucci joint us with more. what do you know -- joins us with more. what do you know about this situation? >> well, i've been in contact with gloria allred, the feminist attorney this morning. she's having an 11:00 a.m. press conference. we know it's a latina housekeeper who worked for meg whitman. we're gonna learn more. we haven't heard from the whitman campaign yet. >> some are saying this could have a significant impact on the campaign. it could be potentially something very serious. the time something serious for an october surprise. this is a very high stakes
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race. gloria allred, of course, a very well known feminist attorney but she's also a democratic activist. so we have to hear these allegations and what they are. this comes before whitman is going to meet brown in the debate in fresno on saturday on the latino issue. this is a univision debate in spanish. this will be a tough week for meg whitman. i'm sure they are going to have to do some kind of spin control on it no matter what the allegations are. >> let's talk about last night's debate. did you think there was a clear winner? >> i think the winner is going to be known in the next few days. it's all about which candidate convinced the voters. we did see jerry brown. he looked forceful. he looked at ease and he even had had had some self-
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depreciating humor. whitman, more controlled, more on script and that at times seemed stilted. she had him on the defensive, including his record, as oakland mayor. he tried to define her as a billionaire that would support tax relief for the millionaires and billionaires and bring california back to the bush- era. >> thank you, carl law. there will be some more debates coming up. continue to follow that. >> thank you. >> thank you. it's 8:48. today the two candidates in california's u.s. senate race face off in what could be their last debate before the november election. barbara boxer is running for reelection against carly fee rena. the two candidates will hold an hour-long debate at 1:00 this afternoon on public radio
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stations statewide. right now, president obama is holding another backyard discussion with voters. this time he's in the backyard in des moines iowa. we get to peak in on him. these are live pictures of des moines, iowa. there is the president in the backyard. this is part of a four-state tour rallying democrats to go out to the polls and cast their votes in november. you can see him holding the microphone. there is a crowd listening to him. he's telling neighbors in the area about the achievements of the obama administration and is taking their questions. later today, president obama will wind up his tour in virginia. well, in san francisco, a new plan is in place today that will simplify the process of determining which schools children are assigned to. the "san francisco chronicle" reports the school board voted unanimously in favor of a new student assignment system.
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the parents will still have a choose but. there were some complaints that the old system would randomly assign students too schools too far away from home. alameda authorities are trying to solve an unusual case of violence. they are trying to find the person who shot and killed this bear and then dumped its body on the sidewalk. employees called 911 on sunday evening to report the bear. investigators say bears don't live near an leandro. it must have been killed elsewhere. >> we do have some information that it was a light dodge truck with some hispanic males that very quickly dumped the bear out and took off. 8:50. san francisco is fighting to win the chance to host the america's cup. we'll tell you how the city is hoping to make it smooth sailing for the organizers of the big race.
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plus, did sarah palin's daughter break the law. details of the police investigation of bristol palin. ñw?
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8:53. right now, hundreds of daycare workers, parents and students are marching through fremont to protest the state's overdue budget. they are making their way to the fremont b.a.r.t. station and later plan to stage a rally in oakland. the group is connected to kedango childhood development centers which could be at risk if a budget agreement is not
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reached by november 15th. today, all of the 41 child development centers are closed as workers, parents and students rally to demand a signed budget. 8:53. nine months after that disastrous earthquake, haiti still has not received a billion dollars pledged by the u.s. the money is still tied up in washington's bureaucracy. more than a million haitians are living in the streets. deaths in port-au-prince are growing because of the lack of shelter and food. haiti is also waiting for more than $8 billion promised by 50 other countries and organizations. the governor of american samoa declared a day of remembrance as people mark one year since the devastating take and tsunami there. here at home, a memorial will be held tonight at the west bern lighthouse in pacifica to remember all of the victims. last yearary powerful -- year's
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powerful quake, prompted people to be killed. 32. don't believe everything you read on twitter. a 7.0 earthquake is not scheduled tomorrow in southern california. that quake hoax first showed up on twitter monday night. it's been retweeted hundreds of times during the past few days, especially among residents in the los angeles area. the usgs has responded to a tweet of its own reminding people no one can predict earthquakes. today two wealthy people will dine and discuss the art of giving. there are reports that some inviteees were reluctant to attend because they didn't want to be pressures. gates and buffett tried to ease the concern assuring people they could not -- would not be pushing anyone.
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the city of san francisco has promised to raise at least $270 million from businesses and other sponsors if the city is elected to host the next america's cup. it's also vowing to promote the big raise with plenty of ads at sfo and several other choice locations. san francisco and valencia, spain are seen as the two front- runners to host the america's cup in 201. an announcement should be coming within the next few months. 8:56. the state of alaska is investigating whether bristol palin broke any laws by going into bar. the 19-year-old was in a bar last friday in anchorage to watch her "dancing with the stars" partner perform. she could avoid trouble if the establishment is classified as a restaurant and she was there only to eat. >> all right. let's check in with sal one more time. how are we looking out there, sal?
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>> well, traffic is actually doing okay in some areas, but very slow in in other -- slow in others. 280 is a mess getting up to highway 17, no major problems. bay bridge toll plaza, getting to the toll plaza is going to be very slow as you can see getting down to the toll plaza -- it looks like they moved the crane, traffic is going to be busy here because of earl were problems at the toll plaza -- earlier problems at the toll plaza. let's talk about freemont. remember, people are going to be marching toward the b.a.r.t. station. we saw them earlier. these are irks we have -- these are pictures we have of them there. kraig debro will have a live report coming up at noon. let's go to steve. sunny, mostly sunny, make a few high clouds coming in. some fog very shallow still on the coast. still going to be warm to hot. tomorrow, partly sunny, mostly cloudy. the cooling trend really
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continues once we get to the weekend. we'll slide back down there. one more quick note. we wanted to say that meg whitman's camp is reporting -- responding to reports of a former housekeeper of whitman's, saying they are the target of personal destruction and claim the sleaze machine on the left is in overdrive. >> and the news conference is at 11:00 o'clock this morning. >> yes. >> okay. >> thank you for joining us.
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